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Digital TV coupon program hampered from the start By Leslie Cauley, USA TODAY "Do you really think this will work?" The question, posed by consumer advocate DeAnne Cuellar, was directed at Tony Wilhelm of the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration. It was February 2008, and Wilhelm, head of consumer education, had just explained the digital TV coupon program to a group of consumer advocates that included Cuellar. The program, core to the government's plan to turn the USA into an all-digital TV market, offers $40 coupons — two per household — toward converter boxes that turn digital signals into analog. Digital TV coupon program hampered from the start
My Daughter's Fabulous Book, an Ethical Yarn - City Room Blog My Daughter's Fabulous Book, an Ethical Yarn - City Room Blog Robert Grandt, a school librarian, was fined $500 by the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board for promoting his daughter’s graphic novel. (Photo: Tina Fineberg for The New York Times) For 39 years as an educator, Robert Grandt has been promoting other people’s books. So this year, when his daughter helped create a graphic novel of Macbeth of which he was mighty proud, Mr. Grandt could not resist bragging a little in the newsletter he distributes as librarian at Brooklyn Technical High School.
JUMEAUVILLE, France -- When the municipal day-care center ran out of space because of a local baby boom, the town government gave Maylis Staub and her husband $200 a month to defray the cost of a "maternal assistant" to care for their two children. When Staub delivered twins last December -- her third and fourth children -- the nation not only increased their tax deductions and child allowances, the government-owned French train system offered 40 percent discounts off tickets for the parents and the children until they reach their 18th birthdays. "The government favors families a lot," said Staub, 35, a project manager for a French cellphone company. "They understand that families are the future. As Europe Grows Grayer, France Devises a Baby Boom - washingtonpost.com As Europe Grows Grayer, France Devises a Baby Boom - washingtonpost.com
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